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Anchored on the Word

BGST emphasises not only the acquisition of biblical and theological knowledge, but also the learning of analytical, critical and integrative skills in interpreting the Scriptures.
BGST emphasise not only the acquisition of biblical and theological knowledge, but also the learning of analytical, critical and integrative skills in interpreting the Scriptures.
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Engaging the Marketplace

BGST offers a thorough and systematic study programme for lay people, to help them live out their Christian faith in their vocations and be more effective in serving God. Some of our students are pastors, soldiers, lawyers, IT and banking professionals, home makers, poets, counselors, researchers and missionaries.
BGST offers a thorough and systematic study programme for lay people, to help them live out their Christian faith in their vocations and be more effective in serving God.
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Flexible Modes of Study

Students can begin course work at any time and study at their own pace. Many courses can be taken for private study and pursued in the comfort of one’s own home!

Students can begin course work at any time and study at their own pace. Many courses can be taken for private study and pursued in the comfort of one’s own home!

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Equipping the Saints

BGST regularly holds public lectures and seminars, which aim to encourage lay people in theological reflection how to bring Christian faith to bear on everyday life.

BGST regularly holds public lectures and seminars, which aim to encourage lay people in theological reflection how to bring Christian faith to bear on everyday life.

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Embracing the Christian Traditions

The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.
Ps 119:130, ESV

 

Our Library

Our Library

Welcome to BGST Library. We have a wide collection of resources especially in the area of biblical studies and theology. Some of these are available 24/7. All believers are welcome to use these resources. MORE HERE

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Upcoming Events

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Old Testament Foundations I

Old Testament Foundation

Old Testament Foundations I

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Old Testament Foundations I (OT101, 3 Cr, Blended Learning)

OT Foundations I and OT Foundations II together form an introduction to the Old Testament. These two courses aim: (i) to introduce the Old Testament books, and the historical and cultural contexts in which they originated; (ii) to help students reflect on how to apply the Old Testament in the modern world, and to their own lives. Throughout, the Old Testament is interpreted as part of Christian Scripture, and out of a conviction that Christians cannot afford to neglect this first and larger part of God’s Word. Questions relating to history and the ancient Near Eastern context will not be ignored, but the main emphasis is on the meaning, theology and application of the text. OT Foundations I covers the Pentateuch and the Historical Books. [su_spacer size="20"]

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DatesTuesdays, Aug 30, Sep 13, 27, Oct 11, 25, Nov 8, 22, 29(7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
FormatLive/Online Lectures
ConcentrationCBS, Grad DipCS, MCS, MDiv Core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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The Lecturer

Dr Philip Satterthwaite has been Lecturer in Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew at BGST since 1998. Before that he was Research Fellow in Hebrew & Aramaic at Tyndale House, Cambridge. His main research areas are: the Old Testament Historical books; the Septuagint. In 2007 his book Exploring the Old Testament 2: The Histories (written with J.G. McConville) was published by SPCK/IVP. Philip has preached and taught in a number of churches in Singapore. He is a member of Prinsep Street Presbyterian church. He is married to Eileen. Since 2011 he has been Principal of BGST [su_spacer size="20"]

Course Texts
  1. G.J. Wenham, Exploring the Old Testament I: A Guide to the Pentateuch (SPCK/IVP, 2003);
  2. P.E. Satterthwaite and J.G. McConville, Exploring the Old Testament II: A Guide to theHistorical Books (SPCK/IVP, 2007).
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
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Location


Bethel Assembly of God
81 Aljunied Ave 2
Singapore, 389957

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Effective Evangelism

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:15pm

Effective Evangelism (ME/ID112, 1.5 Cr)

This course seeks to help students to become better and more effective witnesses of the Gospel. It will explore the theology of conversion and salvation, to ground students in the biblical teaching behind evangelism and evangelistic methods The pros and cons of different ways of evangelism will be evaluated and critiqued in the context of a secular, pluralistic and Asian society. Barriers (including cultural) to evangelising non-believers are examined and practical solutions to overcome these barriers are offered. Students are also introduced to more effective ways of evangelising based on the lecturer’s years of ministry as a Christian, a working professional, an elder/pastor and missionary in the field.

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DatesTue, Aug 30 (7:15 pm - 10:15 pm)Saturdays, Sep 3 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm),Sep 10 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)Sep 17 (Movie Discussion, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
FormatLive Lectures
ConcentrationIntercultural / Interdisciplinary Studies Elective
Full course fees is S$225 (Credit), S$90 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives

This course seeks

  1. To understand the biblical basis of evangelism, and the theology of conversion and salvation.
  2. To appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of different types of evangelism.
  3. To know what are the barriers (including cultural) to communicating the Gospel and the solutions to more effective evangelism.
  4. To acquire the skills needed to become more effective evangelists.

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The Lecturer

Rev Dr Toh See Kiat is a former MP and University Professor who has taught Law and Negotiations in Singapore's NTU and in Tyndale University College, Toronto, Canada. He has a PhD in Law and an MTS from Tyndale Seminary, Canada. He is a practising lawyer admitted to the Bar in Singapore, a trained mediator and arbitrator, and an elder of his church for the last 15 years. Currently he is a missionary on sabbatical leave, having ministered amongst internationals and immigrants in Toronto for more than seven years.

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Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Mount Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church
Clementi Bible Centre 152 West Coast Road
Singapore, Select State 127370

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 90.00 1.5 Audit Fee
SGD 225.00 1.5 Credit Fee

Theological Foundations I

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Theological Foundations I (TS211, 3 Cr, Blended Learning)

Nothing is more foundational in theology than a right understanding of God. “The doctrine of God one espouses largely controls countless other areas of life and thought” (Don Carson). But we can only know God in His revelation of Himself to us. And when we do this, we discover that He has revealed fundamental truth about ourselves. This course examines the great truths about God and Humankind that make up the prelude to the Gospel of Redemption in Jesus Christ.

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DatesThursdays, Sep 1, 15, 29, Oct 13, 27, Nov 10, 24(7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
FormatLive & Online Lectures
ConcentrationMCS and MDiv Core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives
This course seeks to:
  1. Explicate the introductory matters of theology and the doctrines of divine revelation, Scriptures, God, creation, humankind and sin.
  2. Explore the general contour of the above doctrines as held by the Great Tradition and the specific Protestant-evangelical interpretations, where applicable.
  3. Encourage critical engagement with primary sources.
  4. Appreciate the revelation of God’s tri-unity as a lens by which we understand our experiences and the world.
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The Lecturer

Dr Tan Seng Kong is our Lecturer of Systematic and Spiritual Theology. He is a graduate from Regent College, Vancouver (MA, Spiritual Theology), Seng Kong completed his PhD in Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he focused his research on Jonathan Edwards's doctrine of salvation. Seng Kong was trained as an architect and with his family, worships at Bethel Assembly of God. [su_spacer size="20"]

Dr Douglas Milne (Audio) was both Principal and Professor of Theology and Ethics at the Presbyterian Theological College, Melbourne, Australia. He began studies in ethics at Aberdeen University, before continuing his post-graduate theological studies in the USA.

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Course Texts
  1. Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2013 (parts 1-6). ;
  2. Leithart, Peter J. Traces of the Trinity: Signs of God in Creation and Human Experience. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2015.
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church
77 Prinsep St
Singapore, 188649

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Vocation, Work & Ministry

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Vocation, Work & Ministry (MM101, 3 Cr)

This course aims to help students answer three key questions:
  1. What is God doing in the world?
  2. What am I called to do to be part of His work?
  3. How am I to go about discerning my calling?
Through lectures, small group interaction and personal reflection, this course will help the participant better understand the context of the world of work today, the Bible’s teaching on work and vocation, what one has been called to do to be part of God’s purposes.

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DatesWednesdays, Sep 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30(7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
FormatLive Lectures
ConcentrationCTS, CFV, Grad DipCS, MCS, MDiv Core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives
  1. To help students understand what it means when Jesus came proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom --- its implications for ministry, work and vocation.
  2. To help students acquire a biblical understanding of work and vocation in general
  3. To help students gain a better understanding of what he or she has been called to do. This includes some teaching on how one can discern what one has been called to do.
  4. To help students better understand what it means to live vocationally.
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The Lecturer

Rev (Dr) Tan Soo-Inn is the director of Graceworks, a ministry committed to promoting spiritual friendship in church and society. He has a BDS from the University of Singapore, a ThM (NT) from Regent College, and a DMin from Fuller seminary. He has served as the lead pastor of two churches and as the executive leader of a major para-church ministry. He is now the teaching pastor of Evangel Christian Church. His passions include connecting the Word of God to the struggles of daily life, and the mentoring of emerging leaders. He wants to do fresh thinking on the meaning of discipleship and what it means for the 21st century.

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Course Texts
  1. Brennfleck, Kevin & Kay Marie. Live Your Calling, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2005.
  2. Plantinga Jr., Cornelius. Engaging God’s World, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2002.
  3. Stevens, R. Paul, The Other Six Days, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1999.
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church
4 Bishan Street 13
Singapore, Select State 579792

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Biblical Interpretation & Hermeneutics

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Biblical Interpretation & Hermeneutics (HE101, 3 Cr, Blended Learning)

‘Inspired’; ‘infallible’; ‘authoritative’; ‘the Word of God’. Many Christians in Singapore would be happy to describe the Bible in those terms. But the Bible has to be interpreted and applied by men and women who are usually far from inspired, and who are all too prone to error (though they may still claim the authority of Scripture for what they say). The result can be that falsehood is propagated in God’s name, and that the Bible is turned from being the saving and healing revelation of God into something harmful and even destructive. It is not enough to have a ‘high’ doctrine of Scripture: we must also interpret Scripture accurately.

The main theme of this course is the interpretation and application of Scripture. It aims to help you reflect seriously on what is involved in reading, interpreting and applying the biblical text. During the course several necessary aspects of biblical interpretation (e.g. word studies, the relevance of the historical context) will be considered.

This course is taught using a ‘blended learning’ approach: partly by live lectures (Sessions 1.1 and 1.2) and partly by group tutorials in which students discuss in class recorded lectures which they have listened to beforehand (Sessions 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3). The group tutorials will also be used for class exercises in the interpretation of selected biblical texts. The course falls into two parts. Part I (Lectures 1–6), covered in four sessions, deals with general principles of biblical interpretation. It also considers the topics of word studies and Bible translations. Part II (Lectures 7−14), also covered in three sessions, moves on to consider the different types of text found in the Bible: the NT letters, the Gospels and Acts; OT narrative, law, poetry, prophecy and wisdom. All of these texts have their own distinctive features, and care must be taken to interpret each of them in appropriate ways.

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DatesFridays, Sep 23, 30, Oct 14, 28, Nov 11, 25, Dec 9 (7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
FormatLive & Online Lectures
ConcentrationCBS, Grad DipCS, MCS, MDiv Core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives
  1. To introduce students to some of the key issues in the interpretation and application ofbiblical texts.
  2. To introduce students to the main genres (types of text) found in the Bible.
  3. To give students practice in handling different biblical texts.
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The Lecturer & Tutor

Dr Philip Satterthwaite (Lecturer) has been Lecturer in Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew at BGST since 1998. Before that he was Research Fellow in Hebrew & Aramaic at Tyndale House, Cambridge. His main research areas are: the Old Testament Historical books; the Septuagint. In 2007 his book Exploring the Old Testament 2: The Histories (written with J.G. McConville) was published by SPCK/IVP. Philip has preached and taught in a number of churches in Singapore. He is a member of Prinsep Street Presbyterian church. He is married to Eileen. Since 2011 he has been Principal of BGST [su_spacer size="20"]

Mr Quek Tze-Ming (Tutor) is a Ph.D candidate in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge. His special area of studies is in the use of the Old Testament in the New. After leaving legal practice, he served in student ministry with the Fellowship of EvangelicalStudents (Singapore). He then commenced theological studies, receiving a Dip. C.S. from BGST, a M.Div and a Th.M from Regent College, Vancouver. He is married to Sharon, and they have two daughters. He serves in the teaching ministry of his church, and maintains a lively interest in local food, football, and movies.  [su_spacer size="20"]

Course Texts
J.S. Duvall & J.D. Hays, Grasping God’s Word. A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible (3rd edition; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012).
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Mount Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church
152 West Coast Road
Singapore, 127370

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Aug
30
Effective Evangelism

Effective Evangelism (ME

Old Testament Foundations I

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Old Testament Foundations I (OT101, 3 Cr, Blended Learning)

OT Foundations I and OT Foundations II together form an introduction to the Old Testament. These two courses aim: (i) to introduce the Old Testament books, and the historical and cultural contexts in which they originated; (ii) to help students reflect on how to apply the Old Testament in the modern world, and to their own lives. Throughout, the Old Testament is interpreted as part of Christian Scripture, and out of a conviction that Christians cannot afford to neglect this first and larger part of God’s Word. Questions relating to history and the ancient Near Eastern context will not be ignored, but the main emphasis is on the meaning, theology and application of the text. OT Foundations I covers the Pentateuch and the Historical Books. [su_spacer size="20"]

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DatesTuesdays, Aug 30, Sep 13, 27, Oct 11, 25, Nov 8, 22, 29(7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
FormatLive/Online Lectures
ConcentrationCBS, Grad DipCS, MCS, MDiv Core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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The Lecturer

Dr Philip Satterthwaite has been Lecturer in Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew at BGST since 1998. Before that he was Research Fellow in Hebrew & Aramaic at Tyndale House, Cambridge. His main research areas are: the Old Testament Historical books; the Septuagint. In 2007 his book Exploring the Old Testament 2: The Histories (written with J.G. McConville) was published by SPCK/IVP. Philip has preached and taught in a number of churches in Singapore. He is a member of Prinsep Street Presbyterian church. He is married to Eileen. Since 2011 he has been Principal of BGST [su_spacer size="20"]

Course Texts
  1. G.J. Wenham, Exploring the Old Testament I: A Guide to the Pentateuch (SPCK/IVP, 2003);
  2. P.E. Satterthwaite and J.G. McConville, Exploring the Old Testament II: A Guide to theHistorical Books (SPCK/IVP, 2007).
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Bethel Assembly of God
81 Aljunied Ave 2
Singapore, 389957

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Effective Evangelism

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:15pm

Effective Evangelism (ME/ID112, 1.5 Cr)

This course seeks to help students to become better and more effective witnesses of the Gospel. It will explore the theology of conversion and salvation, to ground students in the biblical teaching behind evangelism and evangelistic methods The pros and cons of different ways of evangelism will be evaluated and critiqued in the context of a secular, pluralistic and Asian society. Barriers (including cultural) to evangelising non-believers are examined and practical solutions to overcome these barriers are offered. Students are also introduced to more effective ways of evangelising based on the lecturer’s years of ministry as a Christian, a working professional, an elder/pastor and missionary in the field.

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DatesTue, Aug 30 (7:15 pm - 10:15 pm)Saturdays, Sep 3 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm),Sep 10 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)Sep 17 (Movie Discussion, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
FormatLive Lectures
ConcentrationIntercultural / Interdisciplinary Studies Elective
Full course fees is S$225 (Credit), S$90 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives

This course seeks

  1. To understand the biblical basis of evangelism, and the theology of conversion and salvation.
  2. To appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of different types of evangelism.
  3. To know what are the barriers (including cultural) to communicating the Gospel and the solutions to more effective evangelism.
  4. To acquire the skills needed to become more effective evangelists.

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The Lecturer

Rev Dr Toh See Kiat is a former MP and University Professor who has taught Law and Negotiations in Singapore's NTU and in Tyndale University College, Toronto, Canada. He has a PhD in Law and an MTS from Tyndale Seminary, Canada. He is a practising lawyer admitted to the Bar in Singapore, a trained mediator and arbitrator, and an elder of his church for the last 15 years. Currently he is a missionary on sabbatical leave, having ministered amongst internationals and immigrants in Toronto for more than seven years.

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Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Mount Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church
Clementi Bible Centre 152 West Coast Road
Singapore, Select State 127370

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 90.00 1.5 Audit Fee
SGD 225.00 1.5 Credit Fee

Theological Foundations I

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Theological Foundations I (TS211, 3 Cr, Blended Learning)

Nothing is more foundational in theology than a right understanding of God. “The doctrine of God one espouses largely controls countless other areas of life and thought” (Don Carson). But we can only know God in His revelation of Himself to us. And when we do this, we discover that He has revealed fundamental truth about ourselves. This course examines the great truths about God and Humankind that make up the prelude to the Gospel of Redemption in Jesus Christ.

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DatesThursdays, Sep 1, 15, 29, Oct 13, 27, Nov 10, 24(7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
FormatLive & Online Lectures
ConcentrationMCS and MDiv Core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives
This course seeks to:
  1. Explicate the introductory matters of theology and the doctrines of divine revelation, Scriptures, God, creation, humankind and sin.
  2. Explore the general contour of the above doctrines as held by the Great Tradition and the specific Protestant-evangelical interpretations, where applicable.
  3. Encourage critical engagement with primary sources.
  4. Appreciate the revelation of God’s tri-unity as a lens by which we understand our experiences and the world.
[su_spacer size="20"]
The Lecturer

Dr Tan Seng Kong is our Lecturer of Systematic and Spiritual Theology. He is a graduate from Regent College, Vancouver (MA, Spiritual Theology), Seng Kong completed his PhD in Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he focused his research on Jonathan Edwards's doctrine of salvation. Seng Kong was trained as an architect and with his family, worships at Bethel Assembly of God. [su_spacer size="20"]

Dr Douglas Milne (Audio) was both Principal and Professor of Theology and Ethics at the Presbyterian Theological College, Melbourne, Australia. He began studies in ethics at Aberdeen University, before continuing his post-graduate theological studies in the USA.

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Course Texts
  1. Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2013 (parts 1-6). ;
  2. Leithart, Peter J. Traces of the Trinity: Signs of God in Creation and Human Experience. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2015.
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church
77 Prinsep St
Singapore, 188649

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Vocation, Work & Ministry

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Vocation, Work & Ministry (MM101, 3 Cr)

This course aims to help students answer three key questions:
  1. What is God doing in the world?
  2. What am I called to do to be part of His work?
  3. How am I to go about discerning my calling?
Through lectures, small group interaction and personal reflection, this course will help the participant better understand the context of the world of work today, the Bible’s teaching on work and vocation, what one has been called to do to be part of God’s purposes.

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DatesWednesdays, Sep 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30(7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
FormatLive Lectures
ConcentrationCTS, CFV, Grad DipCS, MCS, MDiv Core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives
  1. To help students understand what it means when Jesus came proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom --- its implications for ministry, work and vocation.
  2. To help students acquire a biblical understanding of work and vocation in general
  3. To help students gain a better understanding of what he or she has been called to do. This includes some teaching on how one can discern what one has been called to do.
  4. To help students better understand what it means to live vocationally.
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The Lecturer

Rev (Dr) Tan Soo-Inn is the director of Graceworks, a ministry committed to promoting spiritual friendship in church and society. He has a BDS from the University of Singapore, a ThM (NT) from Regent College, and a DMin from Fuller seminary. He has served as the lead pastor of two churches and as the executive leader of a major para-church ministry. He is now the teaching pastor of Evangel Christian Church. His passions include connecting the Word of God to the struggles of daily life, and the mentoring of emerging leaders. He wants to do fresh thinking on the meaning of discipleship and what it means for the 21st century.

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Course Texts
  1. Brennfleck, Kevin & Kay Marie. Live Your Calling, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2005.
  2. Plantinga Jr., Cornelius. Engaging God’s World, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2002.
  3. Stevens, R. Paul, The Other Six Days, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1999.
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church
4 Bishan Street 13
Singapore, Select State 579792

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Biblical Interpretation & Hermeneutics

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Biblical Interpretation & Hermeneutics (HE101, 3 Cr, Blended Learning)

‘Inspired’; ‘infallible’; ‘authoritative’; ‘the Word of God’. Many Christians in Singapore would be happy to describe the Bible in those terms. But the Bible has to be interpreted and applied by men and women who are usually far from inspired, and who are all too prone to error (though they may still claim the authority of Scripture for what they say). The result can be that falsehood is propagated in God’s name, and that the Bible is turned from being the saving and healing revelation of God into something harmful and even destructive. It is not enough to have a ‘high’ doctrine of Scripture: we must also interpret Scripture accurately.

The main theme of this course is the interpretation and application of Scripture. It aims to help you reflect seriously on what is involved in reading, interpreting and applying the biblical text. During the course several necessary aspects of biblical interpretation (e.g. word studies, the relevance of the historical context) will be considered.

This course is taught using a ‘blended learning’ approach: partly by live lectures (Sessions 1.1 and 1.2) and partly by group tutorials in which students discuss in class recorded lectures which they have listened to beforehand (Sessions 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3). The group tutorials will also be used for class exercises in the interpretation of selected biblical texts. The course falls into two parts. Part I (Lectures 1–6), covered in four sessions, deals with general principles of biblical interpretation. It also considers the topics of word studies and Bible translations. Part II (Lectures 7−14), also covered in three sessions, moves on to consider the different types of text found in the Bible: the NT letters, the Gospels and Acts; OT narrative, law, poetry, prophecy and wisdom. All of these texts have their own distinctive features, and care must be taken to interpret each of them in appropriate ways.

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DatesFridays, Sep 23, 30, Oct 14, 28, Nov 11, 25, Dec 9 (7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
FormatLive & Online Lectures
ConcentrationCBS, Grad DipCS, MCS, MDiv Core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives
  1. To introduce students to some of the key issues in the interpretation and application ofbiblical texts.
  2. To introduce students to the main genres (types of text) found in the Bible.
  3. To give students practice in handling different biblical texts.
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The Lecturer & Tutor

Dr Philip Satterthwaite (Lecturer) has been Lecturer in Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew at BGST since 1998. Before that he was Research Fellow in Hebrew & Aramaic at Tyndale House, Cambridge. His main research areas are: the Old Testament Historical books; the Septuagint. In 2007 his book Exploring the Old Testament 2: The Histories (written with J.G. McConville) was published by SPCK/IVP. Philip has preached and taught in a number of churches in Singapore. He is a member of Prinsep Street Presbyterian church. He is married to Eileen. Since 2011 he has been Principal of BGST [su_spacer size="20"]

Mr Quek Tze-Ming (Tutor) is a Ph.D candidate in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge. His special area of studies is in the use of the Old Testament in the New. After leaving legal practice, he served in student ministry with the Fellowship of EvangelicalStudents (Singapore). He then commenced theological studies, receiving a Dip. C.S. from BGST, a M.Div and a Th.M from Regent College, Vancouver. He is married to Sharon, and they have two daughters. He serves in the teaching ministry of his church, and maintains a lively interest in local food, football, and movies.  [su_spacer size="20"]

Course Texts
J.S. Duvall & J.D. Hays, Grasping God’s Word. A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible (3rd edition; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012).
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Mount Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church
152 West Coast Road
Singapore, 127370

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Sep
1
Theological Foundations I

Theological Foundations

Old Testament Foundations I

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Old Testament Foundations I (OT101, 3 Cr, Blended Learning)

OT Foundations I and OT Foundations II together form an introduction to the Old Testament. These two courses aim: (i) to introduce the Old Testament books, and the historical and cultural contexts in which they originated; (ii) to help students reflect on how to apply the Old Testament in the modern world, and to their own lives. Throughout, the Old Testament is interpreted as part of Christian Scripture, and out of a conviction that Christians cannot afford to neglect this first and larger part of God’s Word. Questions relating to history and the ancient Near Eastern context will not be ignored, but the main emphasis is on the meaning, theology and application of the text. OT Foundations I covers the Pentateuch and the Historical Books. [su_spacer size="20"]

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DatesTuesdays, Aug 30, Sep 13, 27, Oct 11, 25, Nov 8, 22, 29(7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
FormatLive/Online Lectures
ConcentrationCBS, Grad DipCS, MCS, MDiv Core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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The Lecturer

Dr Philip Satterthwaite has been Lecturer in Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew at BGST since 1998. Before that he was Research Fellow in Hebrew & Aramaic at Tyndale House, Cambridge. His main research areas are: the Old Testament Historical books; the Septuagint. In 2007 his book Exploring the Old Testament 2: The Histories (written with J.G. McConville) was published by SPCK/IVP. Philip has preached and taught in a number of churches in Singapore. He is a member of Prinsep Street Presbyterian church. He is married to Eileen. Since 2011 he has been Principal of BGST [su_spacer size="20"]

Course Texts
  1. G.J. Wenham, Exploring the Old Testament I: A Guide to the Pentateuch (SPCK/IVP, 2003);
  2. P.E. Satterthwaite and J.G. McConville, Exploring the Old Testament II: A Guide to theHistorical Books (SPCK/IVP, 2007).
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Bethel Assembly of God
81 Aljunied Ave 2
Singapore, 389957

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Effective Evangelism

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:15pm

Effective Evangelism (ME/ID112, 1.5 Cr)

This course seeks to help students to become better and more effective witnesses of the Gospel. It will explore the theology of conversion and salvation, to ground students in the biblical teaching behind evangelism and evangelistic methods The pros and cons of different ways of evangelism will be evaluated and critiqued in the context of a secular, pluralistic and Asian society. Barriers (including cultural) to evangelising non-believers are examined and practical solutions to overcome these barriers are offered. Students are also introduced to more effective ways of evangelising based on the lecturer’s years of ministry as a Christian, a working professional, an elder/pastor and missionary in the field.

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DatesTue, Aug 30 (7:15 pm - 10:15 pm)Saturdays, Sep 3 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm),Sep 10 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)Sep 17 (Movie Discussion, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
FormatLive Lectures
ConcentrationIntercultural / Interdisciplinary Studies Elective
Full course fees is S$225 (Credit), S$90 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives

This course seeks

  1. To understand the biblical basis of evangelism, and the theology of conversion and salvation.
  2. To appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of different types of evangelism.
  3. To know what are the barriers (including cultural) to communicating the Gospel and the solutions to more effective evangelism.
  4. To acquire the skills needed to become more effective evangelists.

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The Lecturer

Rev Dr Toh See Kiat is a former MP and University Professor who has taught Law and Negotiations in Singapore's NTU and in Tyndale University College, Toronto, Canada. He has a PhD in Law and an MTS from Tyndale Seminary, Canada. He is a practising lawyer admitted to the Bar in Singapore, a trained mediator and arbitrator, and an elder of his church for the last 15 years. Currently he is a missionary on sabbatical leave, having ministered amongst internationals and immigrants in Toronto for more than seven years.

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Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Mount Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church
Clementi Bible Centre 152 West Coast Road
Singapore, Select State 127370

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 90.00 1.5 Audit Fee
SGD 225.00 1.5 Credit Fee

Theological Foundations I

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Theological Foundations I (TS211, 3 Cr, Blended Learning)

Nothing is more foundational in theology than a right understanding of God. “The doctrine of God one espouses largely controls countless other areas of life and thought” (Don Carson). But we can only know God in His revelation of Himself to us. And when we do this, we discover that He has revealed fundamental truth about ourselves. This course examines the great truths about God and Humankind that make up the prelude to the Gospel of Redemption in Jesus Christ.

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DatesThursdays, Sep 1, 15, 29, Oct 13, 27, Nov 10, 24(7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
FormatLive & Online Lectures
ConcentrationMCS and MDiv Core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives
This course seeks to:
  1. Explicate the introductory matters of theology and the doctrines of divine revelation, Scriptures, God, creation, humankind and sin.
  2. Explore the general contour of the above doctrines as held by the Great Tradition and the specific Protestant-evangelical interpretations, where applicable.
  3. Encourage critical engagement with primary sources.
  4. Appreciate the revelation of God’s tri-unity as a lens by which we understand our experiences and the world.
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The Lecturer

Dr Tan Seng Kong is our Lecturer of Systematic and Spiritual Theology. He is a graduate from Regent College, Vancouver (MA, Spiritual Theology), Seng Kong completed his PhD in Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he focused his research on Jonathan Edwards's doctrine of salvation. Seng Kong was trained as an architect and with his family, worships at Bethel Assembly of God. [su_spacer size="20"]

Dr Douglas Milne (Audio) was both Principal and Professor of Theology and Ethics at the Presbyterian Theological College, Melbourne, Australia. He began studies in ethics at Aberdeen University, before continuing his post-graduate theological studies in the USA.

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Course Texts
  1. Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2013 (parts 1-6). ;
  2. Leithart, Peter J. Traces of the Trinity: Signs of God in Creation and Human Experience. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2015.
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church
77 Prinsep St
Singapore, 188649

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Vocation, Work & Ministry

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Vocation, Work & Ministry (MM101, 3 Cr)

This course aims to help students answer three key questions:
  1. What is God doing in the world?
  2. What am I called to do to be part of His work?
  3. How am I to go about discerning my calling?
Through lectures, small group interaction and personal reflection, this course will help the participant better understand the context of the world of work today, the Bible’s teaching on work and vocation, what one has been called to do to be part of God’s purposes.

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DatesWednesdays, Sep 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30(7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
FormatLive Lectures
ConcentrationCTS, CFV, Grad DipCS, MCS, MDiv Core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives
  1. To help students understand what it means when Jesus came proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom --- its implications for ministry, work and vocation.
  2. To help students acquire a biblical understanding of work and vocation in general
  3. To help students gain a better understanding of what he or she has been called to do. This includes some teaching on how one can discern what one has been called to do.
  4. To help students better understand what it means to live vocationally.
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The Lecturer

Rev (Dr) Tan Soo-Inn is the director of Graceworks, a ministry committed to promoting spiritual friendship in church and society. He has a BDS from the University of Singapore, a ThM (NT) from Regent College, and a DMin from Fuller seminary. He has served as the lead pastor of two churches and as the executive leader of a major para-church ministry. He is now the teaching pastor of Evangel Christian Church. His passions include connecting the Word of God to the struggles of daily life, and the mentoring of emerging leaders. He wants to do fresh thinking on the meaning of discipleship and what it means for the 21st century.

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Course Texts
  1. Brennfleck, Kevin & Kay Marie. Live Your Calling, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2005.
  2. Plantinga Jr., Cornelius. Engaging God’s World, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2002.
  3. Stevens, R. Paul, The Other Six Days, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1999.
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church
4 Bishan Street 13
Singapore, Select State 579792

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Biblical Interpretation & Hermeneutics

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Biblical Interpretation & Hermeneutics (HE101, 3 Cr, Blended Learning)

‘Inspired’; ‘infallible’; ‘authoritative’; ‘the Word of God’. Many Christians in Singapore would be happy to describe the Bible in those terms. But the Bible has to be interpreted and applied by men and women who are usually far from inspired, and who are all too prone to error (though they may still claim the authority of Scripture for what they say). The result can be that falsehood is propagated in God’s name, and that the Bible is turned from being the saving and healing revelation of God into something harmful and even destructive. It is not enough to have a ‘high’ doctrine of Scripture: we must also interpret Scripture accurately.

The main theme of this course is the interpretation and application of Scripture. It aims to help you reflect seriously on what is involved in reading, interpreting and applying the biblical text. During the course several necessary aspects of biblical interpretation (e.g. word studies, the relevance of the historical context) will be considered.

This course is taught using a ‘blended learning’ approach: partly by live lectures (Sessions 1.1 and 1.2) and partly by group tutorials in which students discuss in class recorded lectures which they have listened to beforehand (Sessions 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3). The group tutorials will also be used for class exercises in the interpretation of selected biblical texts. The course falls into two parts. Part I (Lectures 1–6), covered in four sessions, deals with general principles of biblical interpretation. It also considers the topics of word studies and Bible translations. Part II (Lectures 7−14), also covered in three sessions, moves on to consider the different types of text found in the Bible: the NT letters, the Gospels and Acts; OT narrative, law, poetry, prophecy and wisdom. All of these texts have their own distinctive features, and care must be taken to interpret each of them in appropriate ways.

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DatesFridays, Sep 23, 30, Oct 14, 28, Nov 11, 25, Dec 9 (7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
FormatLive & Online Lectures
ConcentrationCBS, Grad DipCS, MCS, MDiv Core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives
  1. To introduce students to some of the key issues in the interpretation and application ofbiblical texts.
  2. To introduce students to the main genres (types of text) found in the Bible.
  3. To give students practice in handling different biblical texts.
[su_spacer size="20"]
The Lecturer & Tutor

Dr Philip Satterthwaite (Lecturer) has been Lecturer in Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew at BGST since 1998. Before that he was Research Fellow in Hebrew & Aramaic at Tyndale House, Cambridge. His main research areas are: the Old Testament Historical books; the Septuagint. In 2007 his book Exploring the Old Testament 2: The Histories (written with J.G. McConville) was published by SPCK/IVP. Philip has preached and taught in a number of churches in Singapore. He is a member of Prinsep Street Presbyterian church. He is married to Eileen. Since 2011 he has been Principal of BGST [su_spacer size="20"]

Mr Quek Tze-Ming (Tutor) is a Ph.D candidate in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge. His special area of studies is in the use of the Old Testament in the New. After leaving legal practice, he served in student ministry with the Fellowship of EvangelicalStudents (Singapore). He then commenced theological studies, receiving a Dip. C.S. from BGST, a M.Div and a Th.M from Regent College, Vancouver. He is married to Sharon, and they have two daughters. He serves in the teaching ministry of his church, and maintains a lively interest in local food, football, and movies.  [su_spacer size="20"]

Course Texts
J.S. Duvall & J.D. Hays, Grasping God’s Word. A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible (3rd edition; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012).
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Mount Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church
152 West Coast Road
Singapore, 127370

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Sep
7
Vocation, Work & Ministry

Vocation, Work & Ministr

Old Testament Foundations I

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Old Testament Foundations I (OT101, 3 Cr, Blended Learning)

OT Foundations I and OT Foundations II together form an introduction to the Old Testament. These two courses aim: (i) to introduce the Old Testament books, and the historical and cultural contexts in which they originated; (ii) to help students reflect on how to apply the Old Testament in the modern world, and to their own lives. Throughout, the Old Testament is interpreted as part of Christian Scripture, and out of a conviction that Christians cannot afford to neglect this first and larger part of God’s Word. Questions relating to history and the ancient Near Eastern context will not be ignored, but the main emphasis is on the meaning, theology and application of the text. OT Foundations I covers the Pentateuch and the Historical Books. [su_spacer size="20"]

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DatesTuesdays, Aug 30, Sep 13, 27, Oct 11, 25, Nov 8, 22, 29(7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
FormatLive/Online Lectures
ConcentrationCBS, Grad DipCS, MCS, MDiv Core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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The Lecturer

Dr Philip Satterthwaite has been Lecturer in Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew at BGST since 1998. Before that he was Research Fellow in Hebrew & Aramaic at Tyndale House, Cambridge. His main research areas are: the Old Testament Historical books; the Septuagint. In 2007 his book Exploring the Old Testament 2: The Histories (written with J.G. McConville) was published by SPCK/IVP. Philip has preached and taught in a number of churches in Singapore. He is a member of Prinsep Street Presbyterian church. He is married to Eileen. Since 2011 he has been Principal of BGST [su_spacer size="20"]

Course Texts
  1. G.J. Wenham, Exploring the Old Testament I: A Guide to the Pentateuch (SPCK/IVP, 2003);
  2. P.E. Satterthwaite and J.G. McConville, Exploring the Old Testament II: A Guide to theHistorical Books (SPCK/IVP, 2007).
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Bethel Assembly of God
81 Aljunied Ave 2
Singapore, 389957

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Effective Evangelism

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:15pm

Effective Evangelism (ME/ID112, 1.5 Cr)

This course seeks to help students to become better and more effective witnesses of the Gospel. It will explore the theology of conversion and salvation, to ground students in the biblical teaching behind evangelism and evangelistic methods The pros and cons of different ways of evangelism will be evaluated and critiqued in the context of a secular, pluralistic and Asian society. Barriers (including cultural) to evangelising non-believers are examined and practical solutions to overcome these barriers are offered. Students are also introduced to more effective ways of evangelising based on the lecturer’s years of ministry as a Christian, a working professional, an elder/pastor and missionary in the field.

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DatesTue, Aug 30 (7:15 pm - 10:15 pm)Saturdays, Sep 3 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm),Sep 10 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)Sep 17 (Movie Discussion, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
FormatLive Lectures
ConcentrationIntercultural / Interdisciplinary Studies Elective
Full course fees is S$225 (Credit), S$90 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives

This course seeks

  1. To understand the biblical basis of evangelism, and the theology of conversion and salvation.
  2. To appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of different types of evangelism.
  3. To know what are the barriers (including cultural) to communicating the Gospel and the solutions to more effective evangelism.
  4. To acquire the skills needed to become more effective evangelists.

[su_spacer size="20"]

The Lecturer

Rev Dr Toh See Kiat is a former MP and University Professor who has taught Law and Negotiations in Singapore's NTU and in Tyndale University College, Toronto, Canada. He has a PhD in Law and an MTS from Tyndale Seminary, Canada. He is a practising lawyer admitted to the Bar in Singapore, a trained mediator and arbitrator, and an elder of his church for the last 15 years. Currently he is a missionary on sabbatical leave, having ministered amongst internationals and immigrants in Toronto for more than seven years.

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Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Mount Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church
Clementi Bible Centre 152 West Coast Road
Singapore, Select State 127370

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 90.00 1.5 Audit Fee
SGD 225.00 1.5 Credit Fee

Theological Foundations I

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Theological Foundations I (TS211, 3 Cr, Blended Learning)

Nothing is more foundational in theology than a right understanding of God. “The doctrine of God one espouses largely controls countless other areas of life and thought” (Don Carson). But we can only know God in His revelation of Himself to us. And when we do this, we discover that He has revealed fundamental truth about ourselves. This course examines the great truths about God and Humankind that make up the prelude to the Gospel of Redemption in Jesus Christ.

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DatesThursdays, Sep 1, 15, 29, Oct 13, 27, Nov 10, 24(7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
FormatLive & Online Lectures
ConcentrationMCS and MDiv Core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
[/su_table]
Course Objectives
This course seeks to:
  1. Explicate the introductory matters of theology and the doctrines of divine revelation, Scriptures, God, creation, humankind and sin.
  2. Explore the general contour of the above doctrines as held by the Great Tradition and the specific Protestant-evangelical interpretations, where applicable.
  3. Encourage critical engagement with primary sources.
  4. Appreciate the revelation of God’s tri-unity as a lens by which we understand our experiences and the world.
[su_spacer size="20"]
The Lecturer

Dr Tan Seng Kong is our Lecturer of Systematic and Spiritual Theology. He is a graduate from Regent College, Vancouver (MA, Spiritual Theology), Seng Kong completed his PhD in Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he focused his research on Jonathan Edwards's doctrine of salvation. Seng Kong was trained as an architect and with his family, worships at Bethel Assembly of God. [su_spacer size="20"]

Dr Douglas Milne (Audio) was both Principal and Professor of Theology and Ethics at the Presbyterian Theological College, Melbourne, Australia. He began studies in ethics at Aberdeen University, before continuing his post-graduate theological studies in the USA.

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Course Texts
  1. Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2013 (parts 1-6). ;
  2. Leithart, Peter J. Traces of the Trinity: Signs of God in Creation and Human Experience. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2015.
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church
77 Prinsep St
Singapore, 188649

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Vocation, Work & Ministry

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Vocation, Work & Ministry (MM101, 3 Cr)

This course aims to help students answer three key questions:
  1. What is God doing in the world?
  2. What am I called to do to be part of His work?
  3. How am I to go about discerning my calling?
Through lectures, small group interaction and personal reflection, this course will help the participant better understand the context of the world of work today, the Bible’s teaching on work and vocation, what one has been called to do to be part of God’s purposes.

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DatesWednesdays, Sep 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30(7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
FormatLive Lectures
ConcentrationCTS, CFV, Grad DipCS, MCS, MDiv Core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives
  1. To help students understand what it means when Jesus came proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom --- its implications for ministry, work and vocation.
  2. To help students acquire a biblical understanding of work and vocation in general
  3. To help students gain a better understanding of what he or she has been called to do. This includes some teaching on how one can discern what one has been called to do.
  4. To help students better understand what it means to live vocationally.
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The Lecturer

Rev (Dr) Tan Soo-Inn is the director of Graceworks, a ministry committed to promoting spiritual friendship in church and society. He has a BDS from the University of Singapore, a ThM (NT) from Regent College, and a DMin from Fuller seminary. He has served as the lead pastor of two churches and as the executive leader of a major para-church ministry. He is now the teaching pastor of Evangel Christian Church. His passions include connecting the Word of God to the struggles of daily life, and the mentoring of emerging leaders. He wants to do fresh thinking on the meaning of discipleship and what it means for the 21st century.

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Course Texts
  1. Brennfleck, Kevin & Kay Marie. Live Your Calling, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2005.
  2. Plantinga Jr., Cornelius. Engaging God’s World, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2002.
  3. Stevens, R. Paul, The Other Six Days, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1999.
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church
4 Bishan Street 13
Singapore, Select State 579792

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Biblical Interpretation & Hermeneutics

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Biblical Interpretation & Hermeneutics (HE101, 3 Cr, Blended Learning)

‘Inspired’; ‘infallible’; ‘authoritative’; ‘the Word of God’. Many Christians in Singapore would be happy to describe the Bible in those terms. But the Bible has to be interpreted and applied by men and women who are usually far from inspired, and who are all too prone to error (though they may still claim the authority of Scripture for what they say). The result can be that falsehood is propagated in God’s name, and that the Bible is turned from being the saving and healing revelation of God into something harmful and even destructive. It is not enough to have a ‘high’ doctrine of Scripture: we must also interpret Scripture accurately.

The main theme of this course is the interpretation and application of Scripture. It aims to help you reflect seriously on what is involved in reading, interpreting and applying the biblical text. During the course several necessary aspects of biblical interpretation (e.g. word studies, the relevance of the historical context) will be considered.

This course is taught using a ‘blended learning’ approach: partly by live lectures (Sessions 1.1 and 1.2) and partly by group tutorials in which students discuss in class recorded lectures which they have listened to beforehand (Sessions 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3). The group tutorials will also be used for class exercises in the interpretation of selected biblical texts. The course falls into two parts. Part I (Lectures 1–6), covered in four sessions, deals with general principles of biblical interpretation. It also considers the topics of word studies and Bible translations. Part II (Lectures 7−14), also covered in three sessions, moves on to consider the different types of text found in the Bible: the NT letters, the Gospels and Acts; OT narrative, law, poetry, prophecy and wisdom. All of these texts have their own distinctive features, and care must be taken to interpret each of them in appropriate ways.

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DatesFridays, Sep 23, 30, Oct 14, 28, Nov 11, 25, Dec 9 (7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
FormatLive & Online Lectures
ConcentrationCBS, Grad DipCS, MCS, MDiv Core
Fees:First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit).Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives
  1. To introduce students to some of the key issues in the interpretation and application ofbiblical texts.
  2. To introduce students to the main genres (types of text) found in the Bible.
  3. To give students practice in handling different biblical texts.
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The Lecturer & Tutor

Dr Philip Satterthwaite (Lecturer) has been Lecturer in Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew at BGST since 1998. Before that he was Research Fellow in Hebrew & Aramaic at Tyndale House, Cambridge. His main research areas are: the Old Testament Historical books; the Septuagint. In 2007 his book Exploring the Old Testament 2: The Histories (written with J.G. McConville) was published by SPCK/IVP. Philip has preached and taught in a number of churches in Singapore. He is a member of Prinsep Street Presbyterian church. He is married to Eileen. Since 2011 he has been Principal of BGST [su_spacer size="20"]

Mr Quek Tze-Ming (Tutor) is a Ph.D candidate in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge. His special area of studies is in the use of the Old Testament in the New. After leaving legal practice, he served in student ministry with the Fellowship of EvangelicalStudents (Singapore). He then commenced theological studies, receiving a Dip. C.S. from BGST, a M.Div and a Th.M from Regent College, Vancouver. He is married to Sharon, and they have two daughters. He serves in the teaching ministry of his church, and maintains a lively interest in local food, football, and movies.  [su_spacer size="20"]

Course Texts
J.S. Duvall & J.D. Hays, Grasping God’s Word. A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible (3rd edition; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012).
Printable Synopsis (PDF)
calendar

Location


Mount Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church
152 West Coast Road
Singapore, 127370

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Sep
23

Old Testament Foundations I

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Old Testament Foundations I (OT101, 3 Cr, Blended Learning)

OT Foundations I and OT Foundations II together form an introduction to the Old Testament. These two courses aim: (i) to introduce the Old Testament books, and the historical and cultural contexts in which they originated; (ii) to help students reflect on how to apply the Old Testament in the modern world, and to their own lives. Throughout, the Old Testament is interpreted as part of Christian Scripture, and out of a conviction that Christians cannot afford to neglect this first and larger part of God’s Word. Questions relating to history and the ancient Near Eastern context will not be ignored, but the main emphasis is on the meaning, theology and application of the text. OT Foundations I covers the Pentateuch and the Historical Books. [su_spacer size="20"]

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Dates Tuesdays, Aug 30, Sep 13, 27, Oct 11, 25, Nov 8, 22, 29 (7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
Format Live/Online Lectures
Concentration CBS, Grad DipCS, MCS, MDiv Core
Fees: First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit). Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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The Lecturer

Dr Philip Satterthwaite has been Lecturer in Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew at BGST since 1998. Before that he was Research Fellow in Hebrew & Aramaic at Tyndale House, Cambridge. His main research areas are: the Old Testament Historical books; the Septuagint. In 2007 his book Exploring the Old Testament 2: The Histories (written with J.G. McConville) was published by SPCK/IVP. Philip has preached and taught in a number of churches in Singapore. He is a member of Prinsep Street Presbyterian church. He is married to Eileen. Since 2011 he has been Principal of BGST [su_spacer size="20"]

Course Texts
  1. G.J. Wenham, Exploring the Old Testament I: A Guide to the Pentateuch (SPCK/IVP, 2003);
  2. P.E. Satterthwaite and J.G. McConville, Exploring the Old Testament II: A Guide to the Historical Books (SPCK/IVP, 2007).
Printable Synopsis (PDF)

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Location


Bethel Assembly of God
81 Aljunied Ave 2
Singapore, 389957

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Effective Evangelism

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:15pm

Effective Evangelism (ME/ID112, 1.5 Cr)

This course seeks to help students to become better and more effective witnesses of the Gospel. It will explore the theology of conversion and salvation, to ground students in the biblical teaching behind evangelism and evangelistic methods The pros and cons of different ways of evangelism will be evaluated and critiqued in the context of a secular, pluralistic and Asian society. Barriers (including cultural) to evangelising non-believers are examined and practical solutions to overcome these barriers are offered. Students are also introduced to more effective ways of evangelising based on the lecturer’s years of ministry as a Christian, a working professional, an elder/pastor and missionary in the field.

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Dates Tue, Aug 30 (7:15 pm - 10:15 pm) Saturdays, Sep 3 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm), Sep 10 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm) Sep 17 (Movie Discussion, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Format Live Lectures
Concentration Intercultural / Interdisciplinary Studies Elective
Full course fees is S$225 (Credit), S$90 (Audit). Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives

This course seeks

  1. To understand the biblical basis of evangelism, and the theology of conversion and salvation.
  2. To appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of different types of evangelism.
  3. To know what are the barriers (including cultural) to communicating the Gospel and the solutions to more effective evangelism.
  4. To acquire the skills needed to become more effective evangelists.

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The Lecturer

Rev Dr Toh See Kiat is a former MP and University Professor who has taught Law and Negotiations in Singapore's NTU and in Tyndale University College, Toronto, Canada. He has a PhD in Law and an MTS from Tyndale Seminary, Canada. He is a practising lawyer admitted to the Bar in Singapore, a trained mediator and arbitrator, and an elder of his church for the last 15 years. Currently he is a missionary on sabbatical leave, having ministered amongst internationals and immigrants in Toronto for more than seven years.

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Printable Synopsis (PDF)

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Location


Mount Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church
Clementi Bible Centre 152 West Coast Road
Singapore, Select State 127370

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 90.00 1.5 Audit Fee
SGD 225.00 1.5 Credit Fee

Theological Foundations I

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Theological Foundations I (TS211, 3 Cr, Blended Learning)

Nothing is more foundational in theology than a right understanding of God. “The doctrine of God one espouses largely controls countless other areas of life and thought” (Don Carson). But we can only know God in His revelation of Himself to us. And when we do this, we discover that He has revealed fundamental truth about ourselves. This course examines the great truths about God and Humankind that make up the prelude to the Gospel of Redemption in Jesus Christ.

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Dates Thursdays, Sep 1, 15, 29, Oct 13, 27, Nov 10, 24 (7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
Format Live & Online Lectures
Concentration MCS and MDiv Core
Fees: First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit). Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives
This course seeks to:
  1. Explicate the introductory matters of theology and the doctrines of divine revelation, Scriptures, God, creation, humankind and sin.
  2. Explore the general contour of the above doctrines as held by the Great Tradition and the specific Protestant-evangelical interpretations, where applicable.
  3. Encourage critical engagement with primary sources.
  4. Appreciate the revelation of God’s tri-unity as a lens by which we understand our experiences and the world.
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The Lecturer

Dr Tan Seng Kong is our Lecturer of Systematic and Spiritual Theology. He is a graduate from Regent College, Vancouver (MA, Spiritual Theology), Seng Kong completed his PhD in Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he focused his research on Jonathan Edwards's doctrine of salvation. Seng Kong was trained as an architect and with his family, worships at Bethel Assembly of God. [su_spacer size="20"]

Dr Douglas Milne (Audio) was both Principal and Professor of Theology and Ethics at the Presbyterian Theological College, Melbourne, Australia. He began studies in ethics at Aberdeen University, before continuing his post-graduate theological studies in the USA.

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Course Texts
  1. Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2013 (parts 1-6). ;
  2. Leithart, Peter J. Traces of the Trinity: Signs of God in Creation and Human Experience. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2015.
Printable Synopsis (PDF)

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Location


Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church
77 Prinsep St
Singapore, 188649

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Vocation, Work & Ministry

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Vocation, Work & Ministry (MM101, 3 Cr)

This course aims to help students answer three key questions:
  1. What is God doing in the world?
  2. What am I called to do to be part of His work?
  3. How am I to go about discerning my calling?
Through lectures, small group interaction and personal reflection, this course will help the participant better understand the context of the world of work today, the Bible’s teaching on work and vocation, what one has been called to do to be part of God’s purposes.

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Dates Wednesdays, Sep 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
Format Live Lectures
Concentration CTS, CFV, Grad DipCS, MCS, MDiv Core
Fees: First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit). Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives
  1. To help students understand what it means when Jesus came proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom --- its implications for ministry, work and vocation.
  2. To help students acquire a biblical understanding of work and vocation in general
  3. To help students gain a better understanding of what he or she has been called to do. This includes some teaching on how one can discern what one has been called to do.
  4. To help students better understand what it means to live vocationally.
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The Lecturer

Rev (Dr) Tan Soo-Inn is the director of Graceworks, a ministry committed to promoting spiritual friendship in church and society. He has a BDS from the University of Singapore, a ThM (NT) from Regent College, and a DMin from Fuller seminary. He has served as the lead pastor of two churches and as the executive leader of a major para-church ministry. He is now the teaching pastor of Evangel Christian Church. His passions include connecting the Word of God to the struggles of daily life, and the mentoring of emerging leaders. He wants to do fresh thinking on the meaning of discipleship and what it means for the 21st century.

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Course Texts
  1. Brennfleck, Kevin & Kay Marie. Live Your Calling, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2005.
  2. Plantinga Jr., Cornelius. Engaging God’s World, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2002.
  3. Stevens, R. Paul, The Other Six Days, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1999.
Printable Synopsis (PDF)

calendar

Location


Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church
4 Bishan Street 13
Singapore, Select State 579792

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

Biblical Interpretation & Hermeneutics

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 -

Time: 7:15pm - 10:00pm

Biblical Interpretation & Hermeneutics (HE101, 3 Cr, Blended Learning)

‘Inspired’; ‘infallible’; ‘authoritative’; ‘the Word of God’. Many Christians in Singapore would be happy to describe the Bible in those terms. But the Bible has to be interpreted and applied by men and women who are usually far from inspired, and who are all too prone to error (though they may still claim the authority of Scripture for what they say). The result can be that falsehood is propagated in God’s name, and that the Bible is turned from being the saving and healing revelation of God into something harmful and even destructive. It is not enough to have a ‘high’ doctrine of Scripture: we must also interpret Scripture accurately.

The main theme of this course is the interpretation and application of Scripture. It aims to help you reflect seriously on what is involved in reading, interpreting and applying the biblical text. During the course several necessary aspects of biblical interpretation (e.g. word studies, the relevance of the historical context) will be considered.

This course is taught using a ‘blended learning’ approach: partly by live lectures (Sessions 1.1 and 1.2) and partly by group tutorials in which students discuss in class recorded lectures which they have listened to beforehand (Sessions 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3). The group tutorials will also be used for class exercises in the interpretation of selected biblical texts. The course falls into two parts. Part I (Lectures 1–6), covered in four sessions, deals with general principles of biblical interpretation. It also considers the topics of word studies and Bible translations. Part II (Lectures 7−14), also covered in three sessions, moves on to consider the different types of text found in the Bible: the NT letters, the Gospels and Acts; OT narrative, law, poetry, prophecy and wisdom. All of these texts have their own distinctive features, and care must be taken to interpret each of them in appropriate ways.

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Dates Fridays, Sep 23, 30, Oct 14, 28, Nov 11, 25, Dec 9 (7:15 pm – 10:00 pm)
Format Live & Online Lectures
Concentration CBS, Grad DipCS, MCS, MDiv Core
Fees: First Day is free to all. Full course fees is S$450 (Credit), S$180 (Audit). Students from Host Churches are entitled to 20% discount for courses taken for credit. Alumni students are entitled to 10% discount on Audit. To enrol for the whole course, Current Students should login to the Student Portal. New Students, please go to http://bgst-ims.com/frmStudentOnline.aspx
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Course Objectives
  1. To introduce students to some of the key issues in the interpretation and application of biblical texts.
  2. To introduce students to the main genres (types of text) found in the Bible.
  3. To give students practice in handling different biblical texts.
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The Lecturer & Tutor

Dr Philip Satterthwaite (Lecturer) has been Lecturer in Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew at BGST since 1998. Before that he was Research Fellow in Hebrew & Aramaic at Tyndale House, Cambridge. His main research areas are: the Old Testament Historical books; the Septuagint. In 2007 his book Exploring the Old Testament 2: The Histories (written with J.G. McConville) was published by SPCK/IVP. Philip has preached and taught in a number of churches in Singapore. He is a member of Prinsep Street Presbyterian church. He is married to Eileen. Since 2011 he has been Principal of BGST [su_spacer size="20"]

Mr Quek Tze-Ming (Tutor) is a Ph.D candidate in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge. His special area of studies is in the use of the Old Testament in the New. After leaving legal practice, he served in student ministry with the Fellowship of EvangelicalStudents (Singapore). He then commenced theological studies, receiving a Dip. C.S. from BGST, a M.Div and a Th.M from Regent College, Vancouver. He is married to Sharon, and they have two daughters. He serves in the teaching ministry of his church, and maintains a lively interest in local food, football, and movies.  [su_spacer size="20"]

Course Texts
J.S. Duvall & J.D. Hays, Grasping God’s Word. A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible (3rd edition; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012).
Printable Synopsis (PDF)

calendar

Location


Mount Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church
152 West Coast Road
Singapore, 127370

Event Fees:


SGD 0.00 First Day Admission
SGD 450.00 3.0 Credit Fee
SGD 180.00 3.0 Audit Fee

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